YMCA Youth Gambling Awareness Program Youth Outreach Worker Contract in Toronto, ON

YMCA Youth Gambling Awareness Program

Branch Toronto ON CA

Youth Outreach Worker
Toronto, ON

The Youth Gambling Awareness Program is an education and prevention initiative funded by Ministry of Health and Long-term Care and designed to raise awareness…

Salary Range: Commensurate on experience maximum $39,000

Job Region: YMCA of Greater Toronto/Toronto East region


The Youth Gambling Awareness Program is an education and prevention initiative funded by Ministry of Health and Long-term Care and designed to raise awareness regarding youth problem gambling. It is a program lead by the YMCA of Greater Toronto National and Provincial Unit, lead site, in collaboration with other YMCAs across Ontario. The current position will service the Toronto East area. (Please indicate this region when applying.)

The Youth Outreach Worker is a front line service delivery position within the Youth Gambling Awareness Program. With the support of the YMCA of Greater Toronto, the Youth Outreach Worker will deliver awareness sessions, youth engagement activities, and community involvement initiatives in a variety of settings.


  • Establish and maintain relationships with local school boards, community and youth service providers
  • Develop and implement effective outreach strategies to engage local community and meet monthly presentation targets
  • Deliver and facilitate educational workshops to youth (8-24 yrs), teachers, health professionals and other agencies/organizations working with youth
  • Maintain up to date knowledge regarding issues and trends related to youth gambling
  • Plan, organize and implement community involvement initiatives to raise awareness about youth problem gambling in conjunction with other community organizations
  • Design and implement youth engagement activities related to youth gambling awareness
  • Attend relevant educational seminars/events and present learning to the provincial team
  • Develop and support local advisory committee
  • Maintain accurate records and statistics related to the activities undertaken and outcomes achieved and report these regularly to the Provincial Coordinator
  • Maintain ongoing communication with Lead Site


  • University degree or college diploma (or equivalent) in Social Sciences, Education or other related field
  • Experience in the delivery of public health, prevention and awareness initiatives
  • Experience with outreach activities and strategies
  • Experience in group facilitation
  • Knowledge of harm reduction principles
  • Experience in working with youth, sensitivity and knowledge in dealing with youth from different cultural and racial backgrounds and youth with special needs
  • Understanding of principles of learning for both youth and adults
  • Flexibility regarding assigned work hours
  • Ability to work in an efficient manner with a high degree of independence
  • Experience working in/knowledge of the community resources in GTA East and surrounding areas would be an asset
  • Must have use of a car
  • Criminal reference check is required
  • Knowledge of gambling issues an asset
  • Knowledge of Ontario Ministry of Education curriculum an asset
  • Occasional overnight travel required

We are committed to an environment that is barrier free. If you require accommodation at any stage during the hiring process, please inform us in advance to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation.


Kathryn Stanley

Provincial Program Coordinator

Youth Gambling Awareness Program

[email protected]

Job offers are contingent upon the successful completion of a Police Records Check. Within the first four months and every three years thereafter, a Vulnerable Police Records Check is required.

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Freelance
Location: Toronto, ON, CA
Posted on: 2017-02-20
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